String of poor displays have raised many questions over the future of Luis Enrique at FC Barcelona but President Josep Bartomeu has said that he has full faith in the manager and that 2015 will be a year of the Catalans.
FC Barcelona have lost the pace in La Liga title race as they are 4 points behind leaders and fierce rivals Real Madrid now and the key reason attributed to their struggles this season is the failure of Luis Enrique to get best out of his players.
Luis Enrique has still not found his best starting XI for FC Barcelona while his experiments with teams’ tactics are also the reason of worry for the spectators. All these things surrounded to Luis Enrique has resulted in a growing speculation about the future of the Andalusian. But Preside Josep Bartomeu has stressed that the board of directors has full faith in Luis Enrique.
Addressing to the meeting of FC Barcelona ‘socios’, Josep Bartomeu said: “2015 is a year that will be very important for the club, it can be transcendent because there are many things to be decided. We have enthusiasm and trust in Luis Enrique to pull forward the club’s sporting project, there are some fantastic months of excitement ahead, and we have confidence in him because he deserves it.”
Speaking about the controversies involving Neymar and Joan Laporta, Bartomeu accepted that it was a “difficult year” for FC Barcelona.
“It has been a complex year, in which many things have happened that we have fought very openly, we have given as much information as we could. Many of these issues are still open, we will continue fighting.”
Meanwhile, Real Madrid legend Roberto Carlos has taken a dig at FC Barcelona ace Leo Messi.
Roberto Carlos, who played 527 games for Real Madrid between 1996 to 2007, has said that Los Blancos star Cristiano Ronaldo is more effective that Leo Messi.
“Cristiano Ronaldo remains the best in the world, and Messi is doing what others have failed to,” Roberto Carlos said to radio station Onda Cero. “Messi is breaking records, but Ronaldo is more decisive than him.”